Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI) - News 10 came across Bryan White. He's a typical teen. He Loves his friends, his work and his family, and his mother holds a special place in his heart.
"A few months before she passed away, I made a promise that I'd always give back to people in need, and she said no matter what way you did it, just to do it," Bryan White said.
His mother, Patricia White was volunteer at the Light House Mission. That was her passion. So when she died, just a few years back from brain aneurysms, Bryan decided to follow through with his promise, but no one would have guessed how much he was willing to sacrifice.
"You don't see that many young people that age say I want to donate $1000 to the work that you're doing," Rev. Tim Fagg of the Light House Mission said.
"I was working like 25, 30 hours a week, and I got to the point where I had all this money. I just thought it'd be nice to donate in honor of her because it was her birthday that time," White said, but that wasn't the only time. Last month, he donated again to commemorate his mother's passing.
It was an inspiring action that Reverend Tim Fagg, who's over the Light House Mission had to applaud.
"When you see something like that, it's pretty special to say the least, because you know, he could have done anything with the money," Rev. Fagg said.
However, it's not the recognition that matters to Bryan. In fact, his main reason for even stepping into the news spotlight was pay it forward.
"I just thought it'd be a good thing to like tell people about like giving back and just I'd impact someone to want to just do the same thing in their life and just help people in need," White said.
Just to put it into perspective, Reverend Fagg said just one of White's $1000 donations is enough to feed 400 men for a day at the mission.
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